Gift or bribe: where is the borderline?
A gift means any item (e.g., money, consumer electronics) or intangible assets (e.g., services, discounts) the one provides free of charge or below market value. In our politics, there were cases when a discount for buying an apartment was considered a gift. Read More
In my previous post, I shared my views on contribution of culture towards promotion of compliance. Now I would like to elaborate on this topic further, and share with you the results of some social psychology theories and experiments together with my views on how it might contribute to promotion and development of ethics and compliance in our business and society. Read More
What is Transparency International School on Integrity?
Transparency International School on Integrity is an annual state-of-the-art anti-corruption and accountability training for future leaders. The upcoming School will take place during 8-14 July, 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The School exposes its participants to the latest developments in the field of anti-corruption and accountability and offers real opportunities to try and implement their ideas in practice. Read More
I decided to write this post to share my thoughts on how the compliance evolved in recent years and what it is becoming under the influence of technology. Read More
According to Tony Dungy, “integrity is a choice between what is convenient and what is right”. Let’s be honest, many Ukrainians tend to “cut the edges” to avoid complications, delays, or inconveniences in their daily lives, be it a payment for avoiding queue in a clinic, a small bribe to avoid ticket for speeding, or a facilitation payment to facilitate obtaining certain authorizations. Read More
With this post, I would like to share my observations from the compliance meetup recently arranged by Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance. I was honoured to be on the panel with the distinguished experts debating whether Ukrainian business is ready to embark on an independent verification of compliance and integrity level. Read More
It is well known that lawyers are great at envisioning what could go wrong. To turn the viewpoint of what could go wrong into a particular preventative action is a major mindset shift. This requires almost becoming a compliance officer. And the complexity of the market within which businesses operate in Ukraine already requires this from lawyers. Read More
As you may know, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) monitors the compliance of its 49 member states with the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption requirements. Since its accession in January 2006, Ukraine has been subject to 3 evaluations and on the 8th August 2017, GRECO published its Report about fourth Evaluation Round in Ukraine. Read More
Code of conduct is a reference book for every ethics & compliance professional and every compliance officer probably knows company’s code of conduct by heart. But, have you ever asked yourself why code of conduct is so important for businesses all around the globe? Does it bring any tangible value to a company? Lastly, what happens if a company chooses not to have one? Read More
Over the years, many companies have experienced the resistance to ethics and compliance. During decades, it was common to say that it was too expensive to build a compliance system. However, such penny-wise mindset to compliance led to a pound-foolish aftermath. Accordingly, business culture has started changing slowly. Read More